Last month I told you all about the launch of a new bag pattern collaboration "Carried Away Pattern Collective" between my favourite pattern designers, Swoon Sewing Patterns and Blue Calla Sewing Patterns. Their first collaboration is The Everyday Collection, a six month subscription to receive 6 fabulously different bag patterns. September's pattern is the Coneflower Cross Body Bag by Celine Allaert of Blue Calla and I couldn't wait to make this one!
I chose one of my favourite Rifle Paper Co prints "Jungle Menagerie" in red to feature on the front zipped pocket, teamed up with a slate grey Essex Linen and faux tan leather base. The bag closes with a flap and two magnetic snaps. You can choose to wear it with the flap facing outwards, or against your body for added security. It has a wide and comfy strap and is padded all round for a firmer structure and to protect the contents.
What I love about this bag are all the pockets, a gal (or guy!) can never have too many, as this is a unisex bag style! Aside from the zipped external pocket, there is a concealed outer padded pocket behind the flap perfect for an iPad or similar gadget.
Inside there are a further two slipped pockets and a zipped pocket. Loads of space to store your everyday essentials!
This one is destined for my upcoming Rifle Paper Co Autumn event on Friday, 5th October at 8pm GMT. It will be heading into my Shop that evening, so if you'd like a reminder ahead of the start you can either sign up to my newsletter or join the event via Facebook. I also accept bag commissions in other fabric combinations so feel free to get in touch to discuss!